There are a variety of materials available to people that can inspire and support them as they plan their career and transition to retirement.
Capability and Employment
- To fill a gap in the services currently available to older Australians, the Australian Government funded a national rollout of the Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers Program (the Skills Checkpoint Program).
- Working for everyone provides useful information for both mature age jobseekers and the employment services staff who assist them. (Brotherhood of St Laurence)
- The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has resources that aim to give older workers ideas about how to remain in the workforce. This includes how to change careers, look for work or start a business.
Coaching and Counselling
- Developed by Beyond Blue, NewAccess is a free program for anyone who is feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed about everyday life issues, such as work, study, relationships, health or loneliness.
- The Black Dog Institute is a translational research institute that aims to reduce the incidence of mental illness and the stigma around it, to actively reduce suicide rates and empower everyone to live the most mentally healthy lives possible.
- 5 Ways to Wellbeing believe in positive mental health and are advocates for wellness and recovery.
- The Australian Men’s Shed Association (AMSA) is the peak body supporting almost 1000 Men’s Sheds and is recognised as one of Australia’s largest male based community development organisations.
- Provided by the Australian Department of Health, Head to Health helps you find apps, online programs, online forums, and phone services, as well as a range of digital information resources from some of Australia’s most trusted mental health organisations.
- View our guide to choosing a psychologist
- National Seniors Australia focus on advocacy and research while lobbying for the rights and better outcomes for all seniors.
- COTA Australia’s role is to promote, improve and protect the wellbeing of older people in Australia as citizens and consumers.
- Your next season: Advice for executives on transitioning from intense careers to fulfilling next seasons, Leslie Braksick (2017)
- The Single Woman’s Guide to Retirement, Jan Cullinane (2012)
- Finding Jo in Retirement, Jon Glass (2019)
- So you Think you are Ready to Retire, Barry LaVelley (2016)
- Enjoying Retirement: An Australian handbook of ideas, strategies and resources, Michael Longhurst (2018)
- Conscious Living, Conscious Aging, Ron Pevny (2014)
- On the Edge of Something Bigger, Anja Sassenberg (2019)
- Too young to be old: Love, learn, work and play as you age, Nancy Schlossberg (2017)
- How Do I Get There From Here, George H Schofield (2017)
- Retirement: The Psychology or Reinvention, Prof. Kenneth S Schultz (2016)
- Retirement Manual, Stuart Turner (2015)
- A couple’s guide to happy retirement and aging, Sara Yogev (2016)